BENGALURU: The state government on Saturday issued an order for releasing 284 convicts, including 48 women, across the state based on their good conduct. They will walk out of the jails on Independence Day.
Of them, 120 convicts will be released from Bengaluru Central jail located at Parappana Agrahara.
A senior police officer told Express that the Prisons Department had sent a list of 318 convicts, who have been completed imprisonment of 14 years. The process to release them was initiated based on Supreme Court guidelines.
The government order was received on Saturday and the prisoners will be released on Monday, a senior official said.
For premature release, men convicts, as per the Supreme Court guidelines, must have completed more than 14 years with remission in the prison and should have a record of good behaviour during the prison term. For women, they must have completed 10 years. However, this rule does not apply to those convicted for involvement in terror activities.